Town of Hornellsville News

December 12th, 2017

ARKPORT, NY – The Hornellsville Town Board met Tuesday night for the last official meeting of the year. There will be an unofficial meeting Wednesday, December 20th at 6pm to wrap up some unfinished business including equipment for the Highway Department, and the installation of security equipment in the courtroom.

There will be some new hours for Town Clerk Sharon Ames. According to Deputy Supervisor Dan Broughton, the Town Hall will now be open 22 hours a week, which is almost twice as many hours as it has been in the past. The new hours are as follows:

Monday – 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 3pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 1pm to 7pm
Friday – 9am to 3pm

The board will now be doing something new at the meetings starting January 1st. A Director of Finance Report will be implemented at the meeting each month to make sure the board stays within their budget on certain line items. According to Broughton, there have been a few overruns on different expenditures which prompted the board to adopt this.

Another major change coming in January will be to switch all employees of the town who are currently on an hourly wage over to salary. Again, according to Broughton, this will enable the board to be more accurate when budgeting for employee pay. This will affect the Court Clerk, Deputy Tax Collector, Deputy Town Clerk, and the cleaning person. The board will now budget a total of $12,000 for all their salaries.

The town is currently working on water/sewer for Maple Court and Seneca Road projects. Plans are currently being drawn up by Tom Swift with just water costing $12,000, and the water/sewer plans costing $22,000. What materials will cost has yet to be determined, with early estimates running around $160,000.

And finally, the board plans to re-levy delinquent water and sewer bills in all districts starting January 1st and turn them over to the town and county.